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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

FF affordable housing plan aims to give €50k subsidy to help first-time buyers purchase a home

The plan is core to the party’s demands in this year’s Budget negotiations.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Micheál Martin: There are 'serious deficiencies' in implementation of deal with Fine Gael

Timmy Dooley says the Budget needs to be agreed before any confidence and supply talks.

# micheal-martin - Monday 3 September, 2018

'We tolerate different views': Micheál Martin says he would have 'no difficulty' meeting Donald Trump

The US President is set to visit Ireland as part of a trip to Europe to mark the end of World War I.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Ireland is getting two more MEPs because of Brexit and Sinn Féin wants them to go to the North

The party is asking the Irish government to make a Northern Ireland constituency.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Éamon Ó Cuív for president? Even the Fianna Fáil party is split on that one

Éamon Ó Cuív has remained silent on whether he wants to be the next president.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

The row over Sinn Féin's abstentionism (and why its MPs won't be taking their seats anytime soon)

The party sees its MPs as having a clear mandate not to take seats in Westminster.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral'

The Embassy of Israel said the boycott will not facilitate Ireland’s role or influence in the Middle East.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 1 July, 2018

'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott

Martin said his party is considering a Bill tabled in the Seanad that aims to prohibit Ireland from trading with any companies originating in an occupied territory.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Fianna Fáil to support Michael D Higgins if he chooses to run for second term in office

A presidential election is due to be held in October.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

Taoiseach to talk to Micheál Martin about extending confidence and supply 'when the time is right'

The confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil runs until the Budget next October.

# micheal-martin - Monday 28 May, 2018

'Ireland shedding its old skin', but will that include Fianna Fáil?

While the celebrations were all about women, when the dust settles, there will be a political aftermath to deal with.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Taoiseach asks employers to be 'flexible' on Friday so staff can get home to vote

Varadkar said some people have to make long journeys home to vote.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Micheál Martin: 'The argument is that if we legislate for abortion we'll become like England. That's not true. This is Ireland'

Martin describes himself as pro-life, but he said as a legislator, he has to face the reality of the situation.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'We all have to get up on the 26th and live together again': On the trail with the 'Yes' and 'No' TDs of Fianna Fáil

More than half of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party are backing a No vote next week.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Micheál Martin says making up his mind on abortion has been a 'long and challenging process'

The Fianna Fáil leader said each person ‘has a personal responsibility as a citizen’ to decide where they stand on the issue.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Mary Lou is now more popular than Micheál

The latest Sunday Independent poll shows that McDonald has become the first Sinn Féin leader to score higher in popularity than Martin for three years.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader?

Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Support for Fine Gael has finally taken a dip... and Sinn Féin are the big winners

The news marks a long run of consistently higher polling for Leo Varadkar’s party.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Taoiseach to consider law to protect journalists' sources following alleged INM data breach

Micheál Martin said any violation of a journalist’s data should be a criminal offence.

# micheal-martin - Monday 16 April, 2018

Top civil servant says he and Martin Callinan were 'concerned' by Maurice McCabe's whistleblowing

Brian Purcell was one of five witnesses that also included three politicians at the Tribunal today.

# micheal-martin - Friday 30 March, 2018

Micheál Martin says Budget 2019 must prioritise the homeless crisis

Martin said the government has failed to grapple with the issue, which continues to get worse.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Micheál Martin announces Fianna Fáil front-bench reshuffle: Here's who got what job

TDs were informed about what new portfolios they would taking on this morning.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Leo admits 'mistakes were made' and 'controls were too loose' with his communications unit

Varadkar came under fire during Leaders’ Questions when opposition parties called for the unit to be disbanded.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate'

The Taoiseach says he is not “thin-skinned” but believes criticism of Ireland 2040 adverts is unfair.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'A clear election pitch': Fianna Fáil continues to hammer government over Ireland 2040 marketing

The row over the marketing push dominated Leaders’ Questions today.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 20 January, 2018

'These are not faceless women': Key moments from the Dáil's Eighth Amendment debate

The TDs gathered in the Dáil this week to debate the report published by the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

# micheal-martin - Friday 19 January, 2018

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed' The Eighth This post contains videos

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party

Martin says his party’s TDs are free to hold their own views.

Poll: Will politicians affect how you vote on a repeal referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will politicians affect how you vote on a repeal referendum?

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has endorsed the removal of the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind Change Of Heart This post contains videos

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind

Micheál Martin became the first of the two largest parties’ leaders to endorse the removal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

# micheal-martin - Monday 1 January, 2018

These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim

Hundreds braved the cold to take their annual New Year’s Day plunge today.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'Not on my horizon' - What Micheál Martin said when we asked if he'd ever run for the Áras

'Not on my horizon' - What Micheál Martin said when we asked if he'd ever run for the Áras

The Fianna Fáil leader isn’t giving much away about his party’s Áras plans either.

# micheal-martin - Friday 29 December, 2017

Taoiseach says he can see no reason why the confidence and supply agreement can't be extended

Micheál Martin says his party want to see delivery on the key issues in 2018

# micheal-martin - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Micheál Martin: 'Fianna Fáil will reflect on committee's call for terminations up to 12 weeks'

The Cork TD discusses how the abortion issue will be difficult for his party and how Fianna Fáil hasn’t ruled out running candidates in the north.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Leo Varadkar on political crisis: 'It wasn't some poker game with Micheál Martin'

The Taoiseach was critical of the Department of Justice again in a radio interview this morning.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Poll: Are you glad there won't be an election before Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you glad there won't be an election before Christmas?

Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation meant that an election was avoided yesterday.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Martin says government surprised by scale of anger levelled against them this week

Martin said Fine Gael faced backlash from the people over homelessness comments.

# micheal-martin - Monday 13 November, 2017

Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?

As 45% of people say they don’t have confidence in Harris as health minister, we ask former office holders to reflect on their time in the job.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Leo effect helps Fine Gael to six-year opinion polling high

The poll surveyed over 1,000 voters between 26 October and 7 November.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Micheál Martin brands Fine Gael the 'out-of-touch elite' party that has moved to the right

The Fianna Fáil leader has launched a blistering attack on the Taoiseach saying things have got worse since he took over.

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